Business: A leading producer and distributor of health and nutrition education materials, including posters, DVDs, games, lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and online resources marketed to schools and public health and corporate wellness programs.

Founded: 1998

Headquarters: Owatonna

Website: www.learningzonexpress.com

Employees: 17

Executives: Melanie Nelson, founder and CEO

2011 revenue: $5.2 million

Strategy: Pursue growth by continuing to develop and identify new products, expanding downloadable offerings and seeking to broaden international sales.